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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Fees for Bureau of Development Services are updated periodically and adopted by the Portland City Council. Fee related services include Permits related for new and altered buildings and their properties, land use reviews, certificates and registrations, inspections and other compliance services, and fees collected for other City Bureaus.

School Construction Excise Tax

In 2007, Oregon State Legislature passed a law (SB1036) that will help Oregon school districts pay for a portion of the cost of new or expanded school facilities

Affordable Housing Construction Excise Tax

City Council passed the Portland Housing Bureau’s recommended Effective August 1, 2016, the City of Portland is collecting a tax on residential and commercial building projects with improvements valued at $100,000 or more.

Online Fee Estimator

The Online Fee Estimator attempts to capture the typical permit fees required to obtain a commercial or residential building permit.